Cabinet of Peru

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The Cabinet of Peru (also called the Presidential Cabinet of Peru or the Council of Ministers) is made up of all the Ministers of State. This council is presided by the President of the Council of Ministers, a position likened to that of a prime minister. That position is directly appointed by the President of the Republic. The Prime Minister presides over the meetings of the Council (otherwise known as the Cabinet), unless the President of the Republic is present whereupon he presides.


The Cabinet has, under the Constitution, the following main duties:

  1. Approve laws that the President submits to Congress
  2. Approve legislative decrees and also urgent decrees that President of the Republic dictates, as well as laws, decrees, and resolutions arranged by law
  3. To deliberate on subjects of public interest.

For the Cabinet to reach any agreement, the approving vote of the majority of its members is required.


Ministers of State are in charge of managing politics and the activities of various sectors that direct and manage public services. The requirements to be a Minister of State are to be Peruvian by birth, a citizen, and be at least 25 years of age.

The Ministers of State are appointed discretionally by the President of the Republic, in coordination with the Prime Minister. While individual cabinet members do not require to be confirmed by Congress, when a new Prime Minister is chosen, the entire cabinet is subjected to a Congressional "vote of confidence". Likewise, if the Prime Minister resigns his office, all members of the cabinet are constitutionally forced to resign.

In special situations, a Minister of State in charge of one sector can temporarily assume the role and responsibilities held by another Minister in case of illness, travel, or other absence of the latter. All actions by the President must be approved by the Minister of State in charge of the correspondent sector to be valid under Peruvian law.

Current Cabinet[edit]

Ministry Current minister Party Oath date

Presidency of the Council of Ministers
César Villanueva Arévalo.jpg César Villanueva Arévalo APP 2 April 2018

Ministry of Economy and Finance
Carlos Oliva.jpg Carlos Augusto Oliva Neyra indep. 7 June 2018

Ministry of Defense
José Huerta (cropped).png José Modesto Huerta Torres indep. 2 April 2018

Ministry of the Interior
Image is needed male.svg Carlos Morán Soto indep. 19 October 2018

Ministry of Justice and Human Rights
Vicente Zeballos Salinas.jpg Vicente Antonio Zeballos Salinas PPK 21 July 2018

Ministry of Education
Ministro de Educación Daniel Alfaro.jpg Daniel Alfaro Paredes indep. 2 April 2018

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Néstor Popolizio.jpg Néstor Francisco Popolizio Bardales indep. 2 April 2018

Ministry of Health
Silvia Pessah.jpg Silvia Ester Pessah Eljay indep. 2 April 2018

Ministry of Labor and Promotion of Employment
Image is needed male.svg Christian Rómulo Martín Sánchez Reyes indep. 2 April 2018

Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation
Image is needed male.svg Gustavo Eduardo Mostajo Ocola indep. 2 April 2018

Ministry of Energy and Mines
Image is needed male.svg Francisco Atilio Ísmodes Mezzano indep. 2 April 2018

Ministry of Foreign Commerce and Tourism
Image is needed male.svg Roger Martín Valencia Espinoza indep. 2 April 2018

Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation
Image is needed male.svg Javier Román Piqué del Pozo indep. 2 April 2018

Ministry of Production
Image is needed male.svg Raúl Ricardo Pérez-Reyes Espejo indep. 20 April 2018

Ministry of Transportation and Communications
Edmer Trujillo Mori.jpg Edmer Trujillo Mori indep. 28 March 2018

Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations
Ana María Mendieta.jpg Ana María Mendieta Trefogli indep. 2 April 2018

Ministry of Environment
Image is needed female.svg Fabiola Martha Muñoz Dodero indep. 2 April 2018

Ministry of Culture
Patricia Balbuena.jpg Patricia Jacquelyn Balbuena Palacios indep. 2 April 2018

Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion
Foto decana Liliana la Rosa.jpg Liliana del Carmen La Rosa Huertas indep. 2 April 2018

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